Obeying Law Enforcement Officers
All New Mexico peace officers and wildlife conservation officers enforce the OHV laws and regulations.
- An enforcement officer may require an OHV operator to produce:
- The registration card or nonresident permit
- A safety education permit proving successful completion of an off-highway motor vehicle training course
- The personal identification of the operator
- An operator who violates OHV laws and regulations is guilty of a penalty assessment
misdemeanor, unless that violation contributed to an accident resulting in a person's
injury or death.
- First-time violations are subject to fines ranging from $71 to $261.
- Second, third, and subsequent violations are increased to higher penalty classes and subject to additional fines.
- Parents are responsible for their children. A parent or guardian who knowingly permits a child under the age of 18 to operate an OHV in violation of the laws and regulations is also in violation and subject to the same penalty as the child.